Archive for November 2nd, 2017

Great Women in Science

I’m preparing for a class on Saturday, November 4 — “Great Women in Science.”*

Where to start? If I had time, I’d pop in a video of the movie “Hidden Figures” and go from there. Or maybe I’d hand out copies of my screenplay on Marie Curie’s life. (Digression – options are available if anyone has a production company. (smile))

A great resource is Rachel Ignotofsky’s WOMEN IN SCIENCE: 50 FEARLESS PIONEERS WHO CHANGED THE WORLD.

My challenge is to choose 8 or 10, to fit into a 3-hour discussion that will include such exciting information as Percent of Physics Masters and Doctorates Earned by Women.

I think I’ll start with an actress: Hedy Lamar. Lamarr was also an engineer, with a patent on technology that’s the foundation for today’s advanced wireless networks.

She set a high bar for herself:  Jack Kennedy always said to me, Hedy, get involved. That’s the secret of life. Try everything. Join everything. Meet everybody.

Who’s your favorite woman scientist? Send me your vote before Saturday morning and I’ll add to my class.

*Details on my website www.minichino.com . If you’re in the SF Bay Area, stop by!